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Complete the form below giving us your location and we will provide you with a list of local surveyors who specialise in flood risk assessments suitable for planning applications.  You can then phone them and discuss your requirements.

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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Complete the form above giving us your location and we will provide you with a list of local surveyors who specialise in flood risk assessments suitable for planning applications.  You can then phone them and discuss your requirements.

When is a Flood Risk Assessment required?

A Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) is required when a planning application is submitted for an area that is known to be at risk of flooding (within flood zones 2 or 3) or for a site larger than one hectare.  The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s policy on flood risk relating to a development.

The Environment Agency (the national body which oversees all aspects of flood prevention) has a useful website providing information such as details of what should be included in a FRA for different sizes of development and their location within the flood plain. Visit the Environment Agency Flood Map and enter the postcode or the area you are interested in to discover how vulnerable the site is to flooding.

For Scotland, visit the Scottish Environment Protection Agency website by clicking on SEPA Flood Map. Flood risk must be assessed in line with the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP).

In Wales, Flood Consequences Assessments are required and must comply with Technical Advice Note 15 (TAN 15) for development sites in flood zones B & C as indicated on the Welsh Government Development Advice Map.

What an expert can offer

If you use an expert to compile a FRA you will benefit from not only their specialist knowledge but also their contacts.  They are likely to have built up a relationship with the Environment Agency (EA) and will be able to produce a report addressing the complex issue of overcoming flood risk problems or proving that a flood risk problem does not exist.  The EA can recommend the refusal of planning permission if a FRA is not accurately provided and with the appropriate evidence.

An expert will be able to recommend solutions if there is a chance that a proposed development will increase flooding elsewhere.  They will state how any surface water from the development can be appropriately managed and if a drainage strategy is requested by the Local Planning Authority, this can also be created.  In some instances a drainage strategy may be required for sites outside the river/coastal flood plain and an expert will be able to assist with this.

By completing the form above you will receive estimates from different local suppliers offering a FRA service.  This will allow you to quickly and easily make contact with them, discuss your requirements and obtain accurate quotations.

Do you carry out Flood Risk Assessments?

If you carry out flood risk assessments and you would like your contact details to be listed on our website we would be happy to give you a no obligation trial

Customer Feedback

Please see below to see what our Customers have to say:

Promptness of response : They organised the site visit and took care of everything. Quality of service : They supplied a detailed report that was clear and easy to understand. Value for money : Very competitive price compared to other quotes we had. Professionalism : Spoke to them after the survey regarding a couple of points and they were very helpful
Mr Woodland, Barnet
Promptness of response : I was given an appointment within 3 working days Quality of service : It was factual, knowledgeable and attention to details. Value for money : It was great value for money. Professionalism : The whole organisation from the first phone call to the report I received was excellent, particularly the Surveyor (Ramon) who was professional and impartial. He was approachable with my queries and took time to explain them in full detail. I will definitely recommend Gold Crest to anybody.
Sevim, Ilford
Promptness of response : As well as a near instant quote, they got on with the work very quickly and we got the report fast even though it was over Easter. Quality of service : All our observations and questions to be addressed by the survey were clearly covered showing that they had read our message and taken care to deal with everything raised as well as the normal survey we would expect. Value for money : Professionalism : After we had the survey back we also spoke on the phone at some length and found the conversation very helpful as we decided how to proceed. They were quick, professional, friendly and helpful. Really pleased we chose them.
Andrew, Leeds
Came out to the property within days of the call. Really responsive and helpful in talking us through our queries. I was a little concerned that the price was so good, would I get the level of quality I wanted and we did. Very happy with price and service.
Mr Connolly, York
Promptness of response : The supplier has been very prompt and professional in responding to all the queries. Quality of service : The quality of the survey and report was very detailed and impressive. We requested for a discussion with the surveyor after the survey and all our questions were answered satisfactorily. Received the report before time without any reminders. Value for money : Though there are cheaper players in the market, the quality of survey and report was really good for the price charged. Professionalism : Would definitely recommend
Mr Mukheja, Harrow

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